Literary Agents

Literary agents represent authors to publishers. They negotiate contract details and provide representation if any part of the book is illegally reproduced.

Literary agents are selective about who they will represent, and it is usually helpful for an author to be referred by people who work in or are familiar with the publishing industry. Typically, agents only accept a few new clients each year. **Please note that as the ACP does not publish books or represents authors, we are unable to refer any prospective writers to literary agents.**

Please see the listings below for contact information for several literary agents/agencies in Canada.

British Columbia


Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency

Carolyn Swayze, Principal Agent
D.Barry Jones, Associate Agent
Kris Rothstein, Associate Agent

Interests: Literary and commercial adult fiction, booklength non-fiction (including biography, history, science writing, travel, humour and cookbooks), young adult novels. No science fiction, fantasy, romance, poetry, or screenplays.
Submission Guidelines: Not accepting unsolicited submissions.

Integral Artists Inc.

196 West 3rd Ave., #102
Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1E9
Tel: (604) 620-6001
[email protected]

Submission guidelines: Query prior to submitting manuscripts.

Seventh Avenue Literary Agency Inc.

16708-20th Avenue
South Surrey, BC V3Z 9R4
(604) 538-7252 (Tel)
Robert Mackwood, Director
[email protected]

Interests: Non-fiction

Lucas Talent Inc.

#6 1238 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5
Tel: (604) 685-0345
[email protected]



Rick Broadhead & Associates

47 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite #501
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A5
Tel: (416) 929-0516
Rick Broadhead, President
[email protected]

Interests: Non fiction, including history, politics, business, natural history/environment, national security/intelligence, current affairs, biography, science, pop culture, pop science, relationships, self-help, health, medicine, military history, and humor.

The Bukowski Agency

14 Prince Arthur Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Tel: (416) 928-6728
[email protected]

Interests: Non-fiction as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction.

CookeMcDermid Literary Management

320 Front Street West, Suite 1105
Toronto, ON M5V 3B6
Tel: (647) 788-4010
[email protected]

Interests: literary and commercial fiction (including science fiction, fantasy and crime); narrative-driven nonfiction (specifically in the areas of health and well-being, popular culture, science, history, politics, natural history and personal reference); mind/body/spirit resources; and middle-grade and young adult books.

Arnold Gosewich, Literary Agent and Book Publishing Consultant

278 Bloor St E St 506
Toronto, Ontario, M4W3M4
(416) 925-7836 (Tel)
[email protected]

Interests: Non-fiction in all adult categories, young adult novels.

Helen Heller Agency

4-216 Heath Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5P 1N7
Tel: (416) 489-0396
[email protected]

Interests: Adult fiction and non-fiction (excluding children’s literature, screenplays, or genre fiction).

i2i Art Inc.

20 Maud Street, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M5V 2M5
(416) 505-9522 (Tel)
[email protected]

Interests: Representation for illustrators working for the publishing industry.

Kelly Consulting Agency

159 Oakcrest Ave.
Toronto ON M4C1B8
Tel: (416) 303-1247
[email protected]

Interests: Adult and children’s nonfiction; current affairs, social responsibilities, justice, health, wealth, wisdom, environmental issues, humour, biography, pop culture, relationships, and spirituality.

Bella Pomer Agency Inc.

355 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 801
Toronto, Canada M5P 1N5
[email protected]

The Rights Factory

Box 499, Stn C
Toronto, ON M6J 3P6

Beverly Slopen Literary Agency

131 Bloor Street West, Suite 711
Toronto, ON M5S 1S3
Tel: (416) 964-9598
[email protected]

Interests: Fiction and non-fiction. Tends not to handle illustrated or children’s manuscripts or genre fiction (fantasy, horror, romance). No poetry.

Transatlantic Literary Agency (TLA)

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 3500,
Toronto Ontario Canada M4W 1A8
Tel: (416) 488-9214
[email protected]

Interests: Children’s literature and adult literature.

Westwood Creative Artists Ltd.

138 Sussex Mews
Toronto, ON M5S 2K1
Tel: (416) 964-3302
[email protected]

Carolyn Forde, Literary Agent and International Rights Director
Jackie Kaiser, Literary Agent, President and COO
Michael Levine, Film & TV Agent, Chairman
Hilary McMahon, Literary Agent, Executive Vice President
John Pearce, Literary Agent
Bruce Westwood, Literary Agent, Founder, Managing Director and CEO

Interests: Representation for fiction, non-fiction, film and TV. No unsolicited manuscripts.

P.S. Literary Agency

2010 Winston Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 5R7
Tel: 416-907-8325

General questions: [email protected]
Queries: [email protected]

Interests: Fiction and Non-fiction

Willenfield Literary Agency

207 Bank Street, Suite 457
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2
Tel: (613) 518-2855

[email protected]

Interests: Literary fiction (novels and full-length short story collections) and literary/creative nonfiction (including literary memoirs, book-length essays and essay collections, social or cultural criticism, literary journalism, nature and environment writing, travel writing, and food narratives).

Guidelines: Query first. No unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals.



Robert Lecker Agency Inc.

4055 Melrose Avenue
Montreal, QC H4A 2S5
(514) 830-4818(Tel)
[email protected]

Agence Littéraire Laëns

128, Richelieu Suite 2
Québec (Qc) G1R 1J5
[email protected]

Interests : Fiction and non-fiction. No theatre, no poetry